Philanthropy was the main theme during Sunday's final day of the Nelsonville Music Festival, with benefactors donating enough money to pay for single-day tickets for whoever wanted to attend.

Donating the free day – announced around 1:30 p.m. – were Kleinpenny Rentals and the OU Performing Arts and Concert Series. (Other donors were listed later: Ohio University Diversity & Inclusion (Black Student Cultural Programming Board - Multicultural Center), Ed and Darlene Stube, and an anonymous donor.)

Big crowds took in the diverse lineup of acts on the various stages, big and small, with the parking lots full and no apparent final-day drop-off. According to the festival's marketing director Brian Koscho, Thursday's crowd was the single Thursday for ticket sales in the history of the festival.

Once again, a puppet and costume parade wended its way through the parade grounds Sunday, as it did the previous days of the festival. The parades were organized by Ellen Daniels Hadley, an art teacher at Federal Hocking. Passion Works Studio and Honey for the Heart jumped into the mix, as well, with Lawrence Greene drumming. The Ohio Arts Council sponsored the parades, according to Patty Mitchell of Passion Works Studio.
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